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Author Smith, Nigel, 1958-
Title Literature and revolution in England, 1640-1660 / Nigel Smith.
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, 1994.

Author Smith, Nigel, 1958-
Subject English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Religion and literature -- History -- 17th century.
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Literature publishing -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Rhetoric -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Literary form.
Great Britain -- History -- Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660.
England -- Church history -- 17th century.
England -- Civilization -- 17th century.
Alternate Title Literature & revolution in England, 1640-1660.
Description xiv, 425 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Note Spine title: Literature & revolution in England, 1640-1660.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-402) and index.
ISBN 0300059744
OCLC # 30319314
Table of Contents
 List of Illustrations 
 Introduction: Dissent Refracted: Text, Genre and Society 1640-601
Pt. IWriting, Publishing and Reading in the War21
 Ch. 1Unstable Parameters23
 Ch. 2Public Fora54
Pt. IIRhetoric, Politics and Religion93
 Ch. 3The Meaning of the Centre95
 Ch. 4Discourse from Below: The Levellers, the City and the Army130
 Ch. 5Political Theory as Aesthetics: Hobbes, Harrington, Winstanley154
 Ch. 6The Free State in Letters: Republicanism Comes Out177
Pt. IIIMythologising Calamity: Genres in Revolution201
 Ch. 7Heroic Work203
 Ch. 8The Instrumentality of Lyrics250
 Ch. 9Satire: Whose Property?295
 Ch. 10Calamity as Narrative320

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